(MUZIK) Spencer ~ Nisho

Spencer
Spencer is proud to present his official single titled “Nisho” which means Move along. Born in Benin City, Nigeria; he moved to America in his teen years and is currently a pharmacy major student in college. Formerly a member of the music group called Full Blooded Nigerians (FBN), he has moved on and is pursuing his solo career.

The song crafted by growing producer Paul Demsa is backed by commanding drum patterns and synth-heavy guitar arrangements; “Nisho” is an edgy and deliberate effort which sees Spencer adding an infectious chorus to his street slang laden delivery which he is known for in the Dallas, Texas area.

On this new single ‘Nisho’, Spencer not only makes a bold entrance but singer and producer sounds the part and lives up to the bill as one to watch out for in 2014 on the Afrobeats scene.

ENJOY
Listen To Nisho

ENJOY
Listen To Nisho

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How Minister Of Education Influence ASUP To Suspend Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) decided to suspend its 11-Months old strike on Saturday, 12th July.

This is a cleared indication that the new minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, in his first major assignment as a substantive minister scored high.

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Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau

The over 10 months ASUP strike was suspended on Saturday.

The truce meeting, which led to the suspension of the strike, took place on Thursday, barely few hours after Shekarau assumed duty as Minister of Education. It will be recalled that public polytechnics in the country have been closed, cumulatively for a period of eleven months since April, 2013.

Aware of the ASUP strike, Shekarau immediately waded into the crisis by inviting the union’s executive members and those of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) to a meeting in his office.

At the meeting, ASUP’s President, Chibuzo Asomugha, who spoke on behalf of both unions, raised issues of polytechnics’ visitation white paper, which was yet to be released by the Federal Government.

He also said both unions were aggrieved by the non-constitution of governing councils of six federal polytechnics, including the report of the Needs Assessment of Nigerian polytechnics, which are yet to be implemented since 2012.

Asomugha equally bemoaned delay in amending the Polytechnic Act, adding that the last time such amendment took place was in 2004.

While advocating an end to dichotomy between degree programmes and Higher National Diploma (HND), he said setting up an independent commission, the National Polytechnic Commission, would greatly reduce unrest in the sector.

Shekarau, after carefully listening to the briefs, had pleaded with the union to end the strike while the contending issues are re-examined by his office. At the intervention meeting, Shekarau had reminded the striking lecturers of the implication of their action, which he said was not in the best interest of the nation.

Sources at the meeting disclosed that the minister had pleaded with the lecturers to give him the singular honour by returning to the classrooms, as that would be the basis for him to push for their demands to be met with minimal rejection.

He said: “I want to appeal to the unions to prevail on their lecturers to go back to classroom while we come together and re-examine these grievances that has been raised.”

Assuring the lecturers further, Shekarau said, “As a minister and with my pedigree as a teacher, I can assure you that government is committed to resolving these issues.

“Now that I have been briefed on some of the challenges, I will table the issues before the appropriate quarter, where more holistic view will be given to them”.

Asomugha had expressed optimism on the Presidential Committees on Needs Assessment of Polytechnics and College of Education reports submitted last week, that government will expedite action on it and come up with a white paper that will guide the application of the fund put at about N600 billion.

As far back as February 2012, the union had brought to the attention of government a list of 13 critical demands aimed at re positioning the polytechnic sector in line with global best practices.wpid-img_23097864726693.jpeg

These issues include; discrimination against Polytechnic graduates in the Public Service and in the labour market in Nigeria, non-release of the White Paper on the Visitations to Federal Polytechnics, refusal of government to fund the implementation of CONTISS 15 migration for the lower cadres and its arrears as from 2009 and the non-establishment of a National Polytechnics Commission (NPC).

Other are; snail pace of the review of the Polytechnic Act by the National Assembly, gross under funding of the Polytechnic sub-sector, lopsidedness in the disbursements of TETfund grants and other interventions clearly designed to the disadvantage of the polytechnic sector and non-commencement of the re-negotiation of the FGN/ASUP agreement as contained in the signed agreement among others.

All Polytechnics have been directed to resume work on Tuesday, 15th July, 2014

ASUP Strike Matter: Open Letter To The New Minister Of Education

This Letter was sent to shexmenogunfuwa.wordpress.com via Submit Your News and Get It Publish by Toroko Amos.

The Honorable Minister,
Ministry of Education,
Federal Secretariat,
Abuja.

Sir,

BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
ASUP just suspended the over 9-months old eight months old strike it embarked upon, after an assurance by you for time to look into their grievances and seek solution to the issues raised.

Before going into the main issue, I want to congratulate you(Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau on your appointment as new minister of education, giving you an opportunity to affect millions of lives today and generations to come.

Nigerians in their usual manner are singing your praise for a Job well done, some say you are the best man for the job,” you have the magic stick” ” you are man who understand his duty” unlike the minister of state Bar Nyesom Wike who could not end the strike for eight months, that he was dissipating his energy in Rivers state politics because of his Gubernatorial ambition.

Good as it may sound for your praise singers, the strike was not called off but suspended, non of the issues have been resolved, you only pleaded for time like every new appointee of government to look into the issues properly, and you have been given three months breathing space to resolve the issues on the table.

The people of Kano state too gave you a heroic and rousing welcome on friday, Sir this is the part to political failure if you are not careful, you will be carried away with their flattery, remember you have less than a year to prove them right or wrong that you are the right person for the Job.

ASUP have suspended this strike actions previously like they just did for you now, what happens after three months is what you should be thinking about, will other unions start their own?

Your Job is not an enviable one, like Mr president told you but you can rise to the occasion, great leaders are known by their ability to solve complex problems. Use this few months to prove to Nigerians that you have what it takes to Lead the country like you sounded during your 2011 presidential campaign.

You have been given an opportunity to write your Name in Gold, the time is short but you can maximize it or waste it like others, one of them is now leading campaign of ‪#‎bringbackourgirls‬ when she could not make school safe during her time as minister of education.

Starting well is good but how you end is most important, this same people singing your praise today will tomorrow throw curses at you for poor performance, my advice is remain focused on your Job as a minister sir.

I don’t intend to waste your time or bore you with plenty writing but remember BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

Yours Sincerely,
Toroko Amos
amostoroko@yahoo.com